NASA Nears Attempt To Obtain Asteroid Sample

Nightingale Crater
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
NASA’s first attempt to obtain samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth is set to reach a critical stage on Oct. 30 when the Osiris-Rex spacecraft is scheduled to touch down on Bennu. Osiris-Rex is set to land for between 5 and 10 sec. at its rock-strewn, 500-m (1,600-ft.)-wide destination...

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